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I" BAG OF GOLD." I MR. TRUEMAN AS I PROSECUTOR. ALLEGED BANKRUPTCY OFFENCES AT NEATH. On Wednesday at Neath County Court, I before Col. J. Edwards Vaughan, Mr. C. R. Trueman instituted proceedings in the capacity of creditor against Mr. Brinley Richards, in onnection with the bankruptcy proceedings of the latter. The proceedings promised to be very protracted. The nature ji the changes as disclosed in the sum- monses issued alleged that defendant did not disclose all his property to the trustees in bankruptcy, specifying the following sums oi money :— £ 2-50 alleged to have been de- posited by defendant with a local medical jv,-ittle.,i laii; P,150 allegod to have been de- posited with a local tradesman; and a bag of g\jjd, amounting to £ 353 10s., alleged to have been sent to defendant by a gentleman from I Mountain Ash. The second summons em- bodied the allegation that defendant, in con- nection with his bankruptcy (which occurred in February, 1914) did not deliver to the trustees all his book. Mi. S. Shipton, who appeared for defen- dant, at the outset raised the legal point that the summonses were not in order, having been issued under the Bankruptcy Act, of I 1914. which did not come into operation until January 1st, 1915, and which, he argued, I was not retrospective. The objection was not sustained. Prosecutor opened his case at length, alleg- ing that defendant had not disclosed all his properly and books. Prosecutor called Mr. Thomas Brown, St. Anne's-terrace. Tonna, formerly a schoolmaster, and now part colliery pro- prietor or shareholder, with the object of proving certain transactions with reference to the suggested purchase of defendant's estate in bankruptcy. Dr. Evans was to put in £ 250, Mr. Ingleton £150, Mr. Thomas ( Mountain Ash) LIOO, while there was a bag of gold, containing £ 383 10s., to complete the purchase money. Mr. Shipton: Did you see Dr. Evans after the transaction at. all?—No. Did you ask Dr. Evans whether he had put £ 250 into the purchase of this busi- ness?—No. Why did you purchase the business?— Because the others did not want their names to becollnected with it. Whv did you not hand this invoice book to the Official Receiver?—I thought it related only to my business. Have you sent a balance-sheet to Dr. Evans and your other partners?—No, I have not cleared up the estate yet. I will send them an account after. Are you going to pay them back ?—I have dropped about eb6o. The Clerk (to Mr. Trueman) What vou have to prove is that this money paid fori the estate was Richards's. Thomas Ingleton, grocer, Neath, another witness called by prosecutor, said that he had known defendant for many years. De- iendant asked him to write a cheque for the purchase of the business. On the 7th March, 1914, he wrote a cheque for £ 150 in favour of Viner Price and Goodyear, and gave it to Rfchards. This cheque represented money which Richards had hiiii-ded him some > months previously in gold. Mi Shipton: Did you know you were a partner in the business?—I knew nothing of -hat. Dr. John Evans. Neath,, said that he wa-s a director of Brinley's, Ltd., of which befendant was secretary. In the latter part of 1913 defendant gave -witness a bag con- taining je250 in gold, and on March 5th, 1914. he gave Richards, a cheque for that amount made out to Viner Price and Good- year.

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